Troubles with elastic cord

I’ve been trying to string an elastic bracelet for over a week now.  First, I strung it and then realized I needed small beads between the polymer clay beads.  Took it apart and added the small beads.  One of the elastic cords came untied (despite superglue) when I was trying to tug the knots into a polymer clay bead.  Restrung that one and then the cords stretched too much.  Took it apart, reamed the holes in the polymer clay beads so the cord didn’t get stuck and restrung.   The knots came undone again.

I’m going to end up using a whole spool of this cord on this one bracelet if this keeps up.

What is the best way to secure elastic cord?  I’ve been tying knots and then covering the knots in superglue.  Obviously, this is not the best method.  It’s .7mm Elastic Magic cord.  Would crimping it be better?

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Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 9:38 am  Comments (2)  

What I’ve been doing

Yes I know, I’ve neglected this blog shamefully.

February was a big bead month for me.  For some reason, I was full of bead ideas and managed to make enough for 3 tumbler loads in a row.  So I’m set on beads to list for 6 months or more.  So now that I don’t have to make beads I can focus on not bead stuff I’ve been meaning to do.  And I did, for awhile.  But unfortunately all those ideas I had for not bead stuff while I was busy making beads have been lost.  Can’t remember anything.  Figures.

So I decided to dig through all my stuff and find all the previously made not bead stuff and list it on Artfire.  Well, not all of it.  Some is still on Etsy, some got trashed for not being up to current standards and some have been or will be taken apart to be resused.

So here are some examples of what I’ve been listing:

Dragons

Buttons

Masks

Candle Holders

Pens

Switchplates

Boxes and Tins

Poseidons Garden Polymer Clay Seahorse Starfish Fish Necklace

Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 11:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Contest!!

Go to Craft Test Dummies and check out their contests.  Lovely goodies to be won.  The polymer clay prize is unbelievable!  All kinds of goodies from Lisa Pavelka!  I’ve been dying to try Pardo clay and the other stuff looks really interesting as well.

Check out the other posts as well.  They review all kinds of crafty things and have frequent giveaways.

Hope they pick me!

Published in: on March 12, 2010 at 11:52 am  Comments (1)  

What she said

Please go read Chris’s post on the new trend to leave out the word clay when referring to polymer clay.

polymer what?

I absolutely agree with her.

Published in: on March 3, 2010 at 10:31 am  Comments (1)